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'''John Richard Hersey''' (June 17, 1914 – March 24, 1993) was a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction|Pulitzer Prize-winning American writer and journalist considered one of the earliest practitioners of the so-called New Journalism, in which storytelling techniques of fiction are adapted to non-fiction reportage. Hersey's Hiroshima (book)|account of the aftermath of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, was adjudged the finest piece of American journalism of the 20th century by a 36-member panel associated with New York University's journalism department.
Imagesize| caption = John Hersey, 1958,
photographed by Carl Van Vechten
Pseudonym| birth_name = John Richard Hersey
Birth date{{Birth date|1914|06|17|mf=y}}
Birth placeTianjin|Tientsin, China
Death date{{Death date and age|1993|03|24|1914|06|17|mf=y}}
Death placeKey West, Florida
Occupationjournalist, novelist, professor
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Notableworks''Hiroshima (book)|Hiroshima''
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